Summerland

Gemma Arterton plays a reclusive writer who rediscovers her romantic side in Jessica Swale’s tender wartime drama. This year has already delivered one successful queer period film, Céline Sciamma’s Cannes-winning Portrait of a Lady on Fire, set in 1770 Brittany. Now we have another, from first-time British writer/director Jessica Swale. The significance of this phenomenon Read More

On Location: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger created some of the most celebrated and lavish British films ever made. Their colourful, magical vision mixed innovative visual stylistics with heartrending, poignant human drama that seem at once deeply British and yet otherworldly. Even when dealing with a topic such as war, they never forgot that cinema was a Read More

The production designer who uses location as inspiration

The production designer who uses location as inspiration Surviving the perils of solo creativity is tough. In the latest instalment of our series supporting artists through lockdown, Bobbie Cousins evokes a world that’s seldom seen. This story is part of Creative Resilience, an editorial series produced in collaboration with Squarespace. “The process can start with Read More

On Location: The door from Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy

Even by his own macabre standards, Alfred Hitchcock surpassed himself in his penultimate feature, Frenzy. Marking a sense of homecoming for the director, the film’s dark London setting renders the film as one of his most shocking and unforgiving. There’s a disturbing sense of recognition throughout due in part to Hitchcock’s use of some very Read More

The art director who creates humorous, introspective snapshots of everyday life

The art director who creates humorous, introspective snapshots of everyday life Surviving the perils of flying creatively solo is tough. In the fourth instalment of a new series supporting artists through the new normal, Laurène Boglio observes the world’s subtle shifts. This story is part of Creative Resilience, an editorial series produced in collaboration with Read More

The illustrator who brings light to the darkness and darkness to the light

The illustrator who brings light to the darkness and darkness to the light In the second part of a new series supporting artists through these testing times, Sophie Mo shares how she continues to carve out a creative identity. This story is part of Creative Resilience, an editorial series produced in collaboration with Squarespace. “In Read More